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Toyota ticks HiAce’s last safety box with VSC

Toyota ticks HiAce’s last safety box with VSC

Safety seems to be the trump card that most van manufacturers wave when the subject of Toyota’s HiAce comes up against their own offerings, which have a veritable alphabet soup of safety kit. There was, therefore, much glee on the part of Toyota’s competition as July 1 loomed and, with it, the mandatory introduction of electronic stability programs (which most mainstream van manufacturers already offer) for all new vans imported into New Zealand. Would Toyota roll over, cry “...
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Getting into 270kW Territory

Getting into 270kW Territory

When Ford announced it was handing over the very successful Territory to the performance people who peak and tweak their product — FPV — I asked the question: “why?”   After all, Ford already had a turbocharged version of its SUV and it was doing the bizzo of being a flasher version of the normally aspirated rig just fine.   But, obviously, the powers that be at Geelong thought an FPV Territory seemed like a good idea, so who am I to argue?   The FPV ...
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Replacing the faithful ute . . .

Replacing the faithful ute . . .

So it’s time to replace the faithful ute which has served you so well over the past three years? Now you have a problem, and it’s in the form of attitude — not yours, but your lady’s.   “You always go and buy utes. Why can’t you go and buy something sensible? Something we can go to town in.   “Once and a while it’d be nice to go to the movies and not have to worry about getting a messy skirt because of your ‘high ground clearanc...
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Hi Boys, looking for me?

Hi Boys, looking for me?

Come on, I’m everything you’ve dreamed of. I’m the lady in red with a cute LBD covering the best of my assets.   I’m seriously desirable, though some of you have already told me that I’m really hot. I couldn’t possibly comment, but you can think what you like!   I’m always ready to go out on the town — not really into those quiet evenings! I’m a girl you can share with your mates, and I guarantee when you arrive anywhere with me...
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